Rabbits as night lights? Tres chic chicks?



What will they think of next?

Scientists in Turkey have invented glow-in-the-dark bunnies.

How? By injecting DNA from jellyfish into the mother rabbit’s embryos. Out of a litter of eight, two bunnies born last week at University of Istanbul’s John A. Burns School of Medicine glow green under a black light. Why? Scientists hope the technique, first devised by researchers at University of Hawaii at Mānoa, will lead to better ways to produce medicines.

You can watch a video of the glowing baby bunnies here.

chickenindiaperMeanwhile, it seems that more chickens are wearing diapers. At least if you’re a city chicken.

Droppings can carry Salmonella, the CDC has warned urban farmers and their children, who evidently like to cuddle and carry around their feathery, germy friends.  Diapers aren’t the only must-have for the chic chick. MyPetChicken.com, in fact, is a multi-million dollar business. What’s next for city chicks? Tiny designer handbags?

Well, as as John Steinbeck once said, “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”